Sacramento Quilt Show
November 15 - November 17, 2013
The River City Quilters’ Guild is hosting their annual quilt show at the Scottish Rite Temple. The annual show offers quilters the opportunity to display their work to the public and gives the community a chance to see the new and exciting directions quilt making is taking, as new techniques, fabric and materials become available in the marketplace and are used in quilts.
The show will feature hundreds of beautiful quilts, including traditional, contemporary, and art quilts and wearable art made by textile artists. Judging is conducted by the Elimination Method, with awards given in each category at the sole discretion of the judges who may select 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mentions. Show attendees cast their votes in choosing the Viewer's Choice (Harriett Merriam Award). Other activities include vendors, country store with handcrafted gifts, prizes, demonstrations, silent auction and a longarm exhibit. Featured artist this year is Kitty Oliver, an award winning quilter and professional quilt judge. Aside from teaching quilting classes and giving lectures about quilting, Kitty created the California Sesquicentennial Children’s Quilt Program. This program brought information on quilting and California history to thousands of school children.
A highlight of the show is the annual Opportunity Quilt which is a fundraiser for the Guild. This year’s quilt is adapted from Jennifer Chiaverinis’, Carolines’ Wedding Quilt. The quilt was made by 25 different applique artists, piecing by Jacques Tucker, Jonell Carter, Sandy Damas and Patti Abdo. Satin stitching was done by Jonell Carter and label cover by Nancy Causey. Binding was done by Nancy Mac Donald and Helen Powell and machine quilting by Debbie Joyner. Parking for the show is free and lunch is available on site by Ambrosia Café & Catering.
Proceeds from this event will support the activities of the Guild which include promoting quilting and the use of textiles, within the Guild itself and with the community at large. The Guild contributes to the knowledge of quilting techniques, patterns, history, and quilt making by providing educational meetings, fun, and fellowship. Community service activities include the making of hundreds of quilts for pediatric patients in area hospitals, flannel “lovies” for Sacramento County Sheriff Chaplaincy, drawstring travel bags for children at the Children’s Receiving Home, providing a scholarship at CSU Sacramento for an aspiring quilter and participating in other charitable quilt auctions
Event Name: Sacramento Quilt Show
"Best area quilt show"
Comment posted by: Carole Pirruccello from Woodland, CA, Aug 08, 2013
I encourage all quilt makers, quilt lovers and everyone who appreciates fabric and textile arts to attend. The quilts are always beautiful and inspiring, lots of good vendors and tasty catering by... Expand